About the division

The New England Division was established in 2012 to service the MBA Members in the New England and Far North West of NSW.

The division runs from Tenterfield in the north to Uralla and Narrabi in the south and west to Bourke, including the towns of Moree and Walgett and all areas in between.

We hold quarterly Industry Updates at several of the the towns throughout the division, where members are able to listen and interact with industry experts and product suppliers. Members at these updates earn 2 CPD points by attending. Additional points may also be available by bringing along a partner or associate.

The Industry Updates are free to attend and snacks and light refreshments are always available for member enjoyment. 

The New England Committee is based in the strong membership town of Tenterfield, meeting on the same evenings as the quarterly Industry Updates. The committee is made up of builders, contractors and suppliers, allowing input from all levels of industry experience. 

Regular members find our Information Nights enjoyable, particularly in terms of camaraderie, information gathering and opportunities to network with like-minded people. Members exchange building stories which provide awareness of pitfalls or successful strategies, which can be very useful in assisting members run their businesses. 

The Divisional structure is very informal, providing a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere.

We welcome any tips and suggestions regarding potential guest speakers.

When & Where 

New England Information Nights/Industry Updates are held regularly at various venues from 5.30pm.


2021/2022 Master Builders Northern - Excellence in Building Awards

May 27, 2023, Twin Towns, Star Function Centre, Tweed Heads

Master Builders Northern Education Event with NSW Building Commissioner

August 2, 2023, Kingscliff Beach Bowling Club

Master Builders Northern Insights Luncheon

September 2, 2023, Lennox Hotel, Seven Mile Function Space

Guest Presenters from Federal MP, State MP and Local Council and Master Builders ED Brian Seidler

Mates in Construction – Gatekeeper SafeTALK course

Sept 14, 2023, MBA Ballina Training Room

Social Events

May 20, 2023, Proposed Golf Day in conjunction with JH Williams- Byron Golf Course- postponed due to weather and course conditions

Committee members

Brian Smith
Wayne Griffiths
Vice President
Peter Sullivan
Cole Crotty
David Brown
Tony McIntyre
Tom Murphy
John Marr